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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Dec 20, 2021 2:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: last thing john said

Ms Baez may have the voice of an angel but I'll never forgive her for what she did to the Night They Drove Ole Dixie Down. Old grudges die hard. 😎

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Poster: Reade Date: Dec 21, 2021 7:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: last thing john said

JB having the voice of an angle is a little over the top. She had a set of pipes no question but all that warbling on folk tunes from other centuries, early on- more grating than anything Donna ever did imo.

Yoko was an avante garde artist given a very wide berth by John given some of his musical pursuits post-Beatles. (Have you heard her contributions to the tunes John and Chuck Berry did on the Mike Douglas show in early '72? Wow.)

Point is, for some context here, Phil's vocals sucked and he's never suffered this kind of scrutiny. If there's any Dead live recordings where his voice can get separated out (ala the Linda McCartney public hanging mc'd by Howard Stern 30 years ago), on perhaps a '72 Attics, or Brokedown Palace, we could all have that same fun again.